Supreme Court Allows NTA To Declare NEET Result, Stays Bombay HC Order

Close to 16 lakh candidates had appeared for the single medical entrance examination on September 12. The result is expected soon at neet.nta.nic.in.

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New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Thursday allowed the National Testing Agency (NTA) to declare the results of the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) for under graduate courses 2021. The apex court stayed a Bombay High Court order which had halted the declaration of results. NEET result 2021 is expected to be declared soon as the Supreme Court has allowed NTA to announce the results for 16 lakh candidates who took the exam on September 12. 

The SC was hearing the matter regarding NEET re-exam for two candidates from Solapur, Vaishanavi Bhopali and Abhishek Shivaji. The NTA accepted that there was a mistake by Invigilators resulting in a mismatch of answer sheets of 6 candidates. 

The bench of Justices L Nageswar Rao, Sanjiv Khanna and BR Gavai said that “We cannot delay results for 16 lakh students, we need to balance interests.”

Earlier on Thursday, Kerala High Court on Wednesday directed the National Testing Agency (NTA) to probe into the alleged manipulation in the Optical Mark Recognition (OMR) sheet of a National Eligibility Entrance Test (NEET) candidate in the state. The court also directed the NTA to consider all the material placed by the petitioner and submit a report before the court on or before November 8.

All disputes pertaining to the conduct of the NEET including results shall fall within the jurisdiction of Delhi/New Delhi only. Further, any legal question arising out of the Examination shall be entertained only when raised within 30 days from the declaration of result.

The record of NEET result would be preserved only up to 90 days from the date of declaration of result.

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